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Name Dr. Junaid Mir
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Electrical Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification PhD
Specialization Digital Image\Video Processing, Medical Image Analysis
Phone No +92 (0) 51 9047 548
Cell No +92 (0) 300 5188450
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Email [email protected]

 Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (2017),                                                                                                                                                                                                               Centre for Vision Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), University of Surrey, United Kingdom

 M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with Specialization in Electronics (2011),                                                                                                                                                                                 University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila, Pakistan

 B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering with Honours (2008),                                                                                                                                                                                                                 University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila, Pakistan

Researchgate ID: Junaid MIR

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Video Compression and Distribution (Doctoral work) 

Compression of Medical Images using Fractal Technique (Masters work)

Identification of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) using Spectral Domain Analysis of (ECG) Electrocardiogram (Bachelors work)

 

  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) Image / Video Compression and Distribution
  • Digital Image / Video Processing and Compression
  • Medical Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning

Book

Journal Articles

  1. A. Haider, F. Shaukat, and J. Mir, "Human detection in Aerial Thermal imaging using a Fully Convolutional Regression Network," Infrared Physics and Technology, vol. 116, pp. 103796, 2021. (IF=2.638) 
  2. N. Aamir, J. Mir, I.F. Nizami, F. Shaukat, and M. Majid, "HDR-BVQM: High dynamic range blind video quality metric," Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2021. (IF=2.717)
  3. M.L.U.R. Shahid, J. Mir, F. Shaukat, M.K. Saleem, M.A.U.R. Tariq, and A. Noman, "Classification of Pharynx from MRI using a Visual Analysis Tool to Study Obstructive Sleep Apnea," Current Medical Imaging, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 613-622, 2021. (IF=0.818)
  4. I. Bibi, J. Mir, and G. Raja, "Automated Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Fundus Images using Fused Features," Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine,  vol. 43, no. 4, pp. 1253-1264, 2020. (IF=1.430)
  5. M.L.U.R Shahid, V. Molchanov, J. Mir, F. Shaukat, and L. Linsen, "Interactive Visual Analytics Tool for Multidimensional Quantitative and Categorical Data Analysis," Information Visualization, vol. 19, no. 3, 2020. (IF=0.956)
  6. F. Shaukat, K. Javed, G. Raja, J. Mir, and M.L.U.R. Shahid, "Automatic Lung Nodule Detection in CT Images Using Convolutional Neural Networks," IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications, and Computer Sciences, vol. E-102-A, no. 10, pp. 1364-1373, 2019. (IF=0.334)
  7. M.S. Ahmad, J. Mir, M.O. Ullah, M.L.U.R Shahid, and S.M. Adnan, "An Efficient Heart Murmur Recognition and Cardiovascular Disorders Classification System," Australasian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, vol. 42, no. 3, pp. 733-743, 2019. (IF=1.161)
  8. R. Chugtai, G. Raja, J. Mir, and F. Shaukat, "An Efficient Scheme for Automatic Pill Recognition using Neural Networks," The Nucleus, vol. 56, no. 1, 2019. (HEC Recognized Y-Category)
  9. J. Mir, D.S. Talagala, A. Fernando, and S.S. Hussain, "Improved HEVC λ -domain rate control algorithm for HDR video," Signal, Image, and Video Processing, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 439-445, 2019. (IF=1.794)
  10. J. Mir, D.S. Talagala, A. Fernando, and H.K. Arachchi, "A Comprehensive Study and Evaluation of HDR Video Coding," Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 2427-2444, 2019. (IF=1.711)
  11. J. Mir and G. Raja, "Quadtree Fractal Compression for Brain MRI Images," The Nucleus, vol. 49, no.1, 2012. (HEC Recognized Y-Category)

Conference Papers

  1. M. Riaz, M. Majid, and J. Mir, "Emotion Recognition using Electroencephalography in Response to High Dynamic Range Videos," in IEEE International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT), Amman, Jordan, July 2021, pp. 565-570. 
  2. M. Riaz, M. Majid, and J. Mir, "Emotional Experience Analysis in Response to HDR and SDR content," in IEEE International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX), Montreal, Canada, June 2021, pp. 121-124. 
  3. S. Salman, J. Mir, M.T. Farooq, A.N. Malik, and H. Rizki, "Machine Learning Inspired Efficient Audio Drone Detection using Acoustic Features," in IEEE International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences & Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan. 2021. 
  4. A. Zafar, J. Mir, V. Plevris, and A. Ahmad, "Machine Vision-based Crack Detection for Structural Health Monitoring using Haralick Features," in 2nd Conference on Sustainability in Civil Engineering, CUST, Pakistan, Aug. 2020.
  5. M.I. Waris, J. Mir, V. Plevris, and A. Ahmad, "Predicting compressive strength of CRM samples using Image Processing and ANN," IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. vol. 899, 3rd Pak-Turk International Conference on Emerging Technologies in the field of Sciences and Engineering (ETSE), GIK Institute, Topi, Pakistan, June. 2020. 
  6. C.C. Udora, J. Mir, C. Galkandage, and A. Fernando, "QoE Modelling of High Dynamic Range Video," in IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegas, USA, Jan. 2019, pp. 1-2. 
  7. A. Javied and J. Mir, "Applications of data sciences on pedagogy and teaching evaluation," in Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) Teaching and Learning Conference, UK, June 2018, pp. 37-38.
  8. J. Mir, D.S. Talagala, and A. Fernando, "Optimization of HEVC Lambda-Domain RC algorithm for HDR Video," in IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)Las Vegas, USA, Jan. 2018, pp. 1-4. 
  9. J. Mir, D.S. Talagala, H.K. Arachchi, and A. Fernando, "Improved two-layer backward-compatible HDR video coding: A performance comparison with single-layer HLG," in IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegas, USA, Jan. 2017, pp. 250-251. 
  10. J. Mir, G. Kulupana, D.S. Talagala, H.K. Arachchi, and A. Fernando, "Efficient rate-distortion optimization for HDR video compression," in IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE), Las Vegas, USA, Jan. 2017, pp. 256-257. 
  11. J. Mir, G. Kulupana, D.S. Talagala, H.K. Arachchi, and A. Fernando, "Impact of channel errors on single-layer and two-layer video transmission architectures in error-prone networks," in 1st IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Asia (ICCE-Asia), Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2016, pp. 1-4. 
  12. G. Kulupana, J. Mir, D.S. Talagala, H.K. Arachchi, and A. Fernando, "A model-based error resilience scheme for HDR video transmission over error-prone channels," in IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics-Asia (ICCE-Asia), Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2016. 
  13. J. Mir, D.S. Talagala, H.K. Arachchi, and A. Fernando, "Adaptive residual mapping for an efficient extension layer coding in two-layer HDR video coding," in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Phoenix, USA, Sep. 2016, pp. 1394-1398. 
  14. J. Mir, A. Fernando, D.S. Talagala, and H.K. Arachchi, "Rate distortion analysis of high dynamic range video coding techniques," in IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Quebec, Canada, Sep. 2015, pp. 237-24. 

 

  1. Brain Activity Analysis in Response to High Dynamic Range Content using Electroencephalography (2018-2019): Research Grant of PKR 4,70,000/- from the Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan under start-up research grant program.
  2. Hostile Gunfire Detection, Shooter Localization & Counter Attack System (2018-2019): Research Grant of PKR 4,50,000/- from the Advanced Research Development & Information Center (ARDIC), HIT Pakistan.

B.Sc. Final Year Design Projects (Selected)

  1. S. Salman et al., "Drone Detection Surveillance System," July 2020. Conference article published in 18th IEEE IBCAST 2021. 
  2. H. Sulaiman et al., "Autonomous Vehicle Using Image Processing," July 2019. Won the first prize in the Electrical Engineering Department Open House 2019 in the UET Taxila.
  3. M.S. Kabir et al., "Detection of Hostile Firing through Acoustic Based System in Constrained Environment," July 2019. Funded by the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT), Pakistan. Won the consolidation prize in the Electrical Engineering Department Open House 2019 in the UET Taxila.

Undergraduate Courses

  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Communication Systems

Postgraduate Courses

  • Digital Image and Video Processing
  • Biomedical Image Processing
  • Applied Digital Signal Processing

 

 

  • Assistant Professor (03/2012 – date) 

           Electrical Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

  • Graduate Research Assistant (02/2015 – 10/2016)

           Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

  • Lecturer (12/2008 – 03/2012)

           Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan

  • Commonwealth Scholarship (2013-2016) awarded from the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) for Ph.D. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Faculty Scholarship (2009-2011) awarded from the University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Taxila for M.Sc. (CGPA: 3.66/4.00) in Electrical Engineering from the UET Taxila, Pakistan.
  • Honours in B.Sc. Electrical Engineering (2008) from the UET Taxila, Pakistan.
  • Merit Scholarship (2004-2008) awarded from the Strategic Planning Directorate (SPD) Pakistan for B.Sc. (80.46%) in Electrical Engineering from the UET Taxila, Pakistan.
  • Merit Scholarship (2004-2008) awarded from the Federal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (FBISE) Islamabad, Pakistan for outstanding performance in Pre-Engineering examinations (Marks: 942/1100) of higher secondary school education.

M.Sc. Thesis

  1. Feature Engineering of Structural Images for Structural Health Monitoring (2020-2021).
  2. Development of Subjectively Annotated High Dynamic Range Video Dataset (2018-2019).
  • Online Teaching Level 1 (03/2021): 4-days online course held by the National Academy of Higher Education (NAHE), Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.
  • Effective Remote Instruction: Reimaging the Engineering Student Experience (07/2020): 5-days virtual conference held by IEEE Educational Activities and IEEE Education Society. 
  • Digitalization, Fundraising Management, Digital Governance Framework and Industrial Linkage (07/2020): 6-days online training workshop held by Pakistan Institute of Entrepreneurship.
  • Scientific Writing for Impact Factor Journals (08/2018): 1-day Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme held by IEEE Pakistan Chapter at University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila.
  • Faculty Development on Start-ups and Entrepreneurship Management for Business Incubation Center, by improving Industry, Academia, Government and Society Linkage (11/2017): 1-day workshop held by Pakistan Institute of Entrepreneurship at University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila. 
  • Science Communication Workshop (08/2015): 1-day workshop held by SciDev.Net in London, United Kingdom.
  • Development Module Road Map Training (Making the most of your scholarship) (12/2013): 3-day training program held by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, the United Kingdom at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom.
  • Professional Competency Enhancement Program for Teachers (PCEPT) (09/2011): 24-day training program held by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan at University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila.
  • How to Get Published in High-Impact Research Journals & Conferences (05/2011): 2-day training program held by Institute of Business & Management, Lahore at University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore.

M.Sc. Students

  1. Arif Zafar (17-MS-EE-102), " Feature Engineering of Structural Images for Structural Health Monitoring," Graduated in 2021.
  2. Naima Aamir (17F-MS-EE-14), "Development of Subjectively Annotated High Dynamic Range Video Dataset," Graduated in 2019.